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5 killed including teen in Chicago weekend gun violence

5 killed including teen in Chicago weekend gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say five people including a 15-year-old boy have been killed in separate shootings from Friday afternoon into early Saturday. Police said the boy was in the street in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the city’s South Side when a vehicle pulled up Friday afternoon and someone inside fired a gun,…Read more »

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

CHICAGO (AP) — Black people are facing a combination of stressors experts worry could affect the suicide rate. Isolation, a shortage of mental health providers, and racial trauma are some of the factors hitting simultaneously. Black people suffer disproportionately from COVID-19 and have seen soaring rates in youth suicide attempts. Mental health advocates are calling…Read more »

2020 07/14 – Eldon L. Teel

2020 07/14 – Eldon L. Teel

Eldon L. Teel, 82, formerly of Salem passed away July 11, 2020, at his daughter’s home n Murphysboro, IL, surrounded by his loving family. Arrangements will be announced later by the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home in Salem.Read more »

2020 07/14 – Tina S. Deadmond

2020 07/14 – Tina S. Deadmond

Tina S. Deadmond-Finley, age 52 of Salem, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital.  Private interment will take place in Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin.  Memorials can be made to the family and can be received at the Crouse Funeral Home in Salem.  Online condolences can be left at www.CrouseFH.com or on the…Read more »

Salem Aquatic Center to be closed Tuesday, July 21st

The Salem Aquatic Center will be closed Tuesday, July 21st, to allow staff to attend the Salem Community High School Prom that was postponed due to Covid-19. The pool will only be open for Early Morning Swim on July 21st. The pool will reopen on Wednesday, July 22 as regularly scheduled.Read more »

Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide    

Positive COVID-19 cases continue to increase statewide    

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed another 1,317 new cases of the coronavirus disease, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. None of the deaths are in Southern Illinois, with 16 in Cook County and four others in the collar counties around Chicago. Within the past 24 hours ending on Thursday morning, laboratories have reported…Read more »